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Sazar
03-25-08, 11:01 PM
I am in the process on buying the 9300 quad core proc along with some other hardware. I wanted to find out what a really quiet PSU, with decent specifications people can suggest.

I have only used PC P&C psu's thus far but they tend to be loud and I am looking to build a pretty silent system.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated :D

AthlonXP1800
03-26-08, 12:20 AM
I looked at PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 EPS12V Power Supply review, the fan is not really very silent at 26-38dB. My Antec NeoHE 550W power supply fan is very silent at 18dB.

MUYA
03-26-08, 12:26 AM
Do not get the Antec Quatro 850 Wat PSU I have. Its ok I guess, no issues as yet but its (fan) is louder than my Yate loon fans and silverstone fans. If you want quiet ness, stay away fromt his PSU. Otherwise if not bothered, its ok...from my limited load unscientific testing seems to be ok.

MUYA
03-26-08, 12:26 AM
Apparently Coolermasters are ok.

MUYA
03-26-08, 12:27 AM
OK I just re-read your post..stay away if you want a quiet PSU. Look into Zalmans... they are supposed to be good and quiet

Sazar
03-26-08, 12:43 AM
I ended up picking up a PC P & C 750 psu. Seems to have some really good ratings for silence and I am just a PC P & C fanboi :)

stevemedes
03-26-08, 12:42 PM
I ended up picking up a PC P & C 750 psu. Seems to have some really good ratings for silence and I am just a PC P & C fanboi :)

The 750 Silencer Quad? I heard that thing is actually anything but quiet. Still a great PSU though.

H4yd3n
03-26-08, 01:29 PM
I have a 1000W CoolerMaster Real Power Pro PSU. It's a beast, and it's incredibly quiet.

pkirby11
03-26-08, 02:56 PM
The 750 Silencer Quad? I heard that thing is actually anything but quiet. Still a great PSU though.

750 is very quiet actually, I can hardly hear mine I love it. Great PSU, you should be happy.

Bman212121
03-26-08, 04:13 PM
My suggestion is get something with a 120mm or 140mm fan in it. My Thermaltake 750W is by far one of the quietest PSU's I've ever had.

Zapablast05
03-26-08, 05:41 PM
I suggest you get the same PSU I have.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817128010

It's hella powerful and it's 9800GX2 SLi ready. You literally can't hear it, even with that big ass 140(?)mm fan it has.

amk21
03-26-08, 08:31 PM
The 750 Silencer Quad? I heard that thing is actually anything but quiet. Still a great PSU though.
I can't hear my 750 quad over my 8800gts 512....

crainger
03-26-08, 08:36 PM
I suggest you get the same PSU I have.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817128010

It's hella powerful and it's 9800GX2 SLi ready. You literally can't hear it, even with that big ass 140(?)mm fan it has.

The bigger the fan the quieter it is. Bigger means it can turn slower than a smaller fan.

Zapablast05
03-26-08, 08:39 PM
The bigger the fan the quieter it is. Bigger means it can turn slower than a smaller fan.

I love my PSU.

amk21
03-26-08, 08:40 PM
The bigger the fan the quieter it is. Bigger means it can turn slower than a smaller fan.
Thats pretty much how it is with all fans, never had a psu with anything larger than 120mm

Sazar
03-26-08, 10:04 PM
I already bought the PC P & C psu :)

I just have a thing for the quality of the psu's they make :)

methimpikehoses
03-26-08, 10:26 PM
The 750 Silencer Quad? I heard that thing is actually anything but quiet. Still a great PSU though.

I don't hear mine.

Sazar
03-26-08, 11:42 PM
I don't hear mine.

:afro:

Is it on?

:smoking:

methimpikehoses
03-27-08, 12:34 AM
:afro:

Is it on?

:smoking:

(wack)

SLippe
03-27-08, 03:35 AM
(wack)
That's not very nice. You racist against smileys?